how often and how many?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by pcosmom, Oct 23, 2012.

  1. pcosmom

    pcosmom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So I got 14 laying hens Saturday BR, New Hampshires, and welsymers ( sp). They r all 1-2 yrs old. It was an 1.5 hour drive home and they just moulted or r finishing. Knowing this and with the move I didn't expect any eggs for atleast a week.
    Saturday between 2 pm and 5 pm o was suprised with 4 eggs. Sunday we had a hawk atack our younger birds so after about 11am we made all them go to thier coupes...by the end of the day we had 8 eggs.

    Yesterday they free ranged all day but Hung out pretty close to the coupe. I only got 1 egg. Did I just get my hopes up to soon? Could they have layed outside and we just r not finding them????
     
  2. DianaMallory

    DianaMallory Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would leave them in the coop and run. No free range! You already had a visit from a hawk that was a warning! He will be back! I would start looking around for my eggs.
     
  3. pcosmom

    pcosmom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would leave them in but the large coupe which is an old wooden garage like building doesn't have a run. It's my moms place and they always free ranged when she was little. We got a run built off the smaller coupe for the bantams and the pullets...but the big chickens, turkeys and guineeses don't have a run.

    Do u think they laid outside yesterday? I looked around where they where hanging out and didn't find any...but I'm not sure exactly where to look..
     

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